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Interstellar Marines v14 Released, More Single-player Goodness
4 November 2014 at 11:34 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: wingofacrow...I have a rather exaggerated fear of sharks...

Does the game have sharks? With lasers on their heads I assume? :)

Win A Copy Of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
2 November 2014 at 9:02 pm UTC

I would really not use the word "love", because that implies some sort of irrational relationship, which it is not. It just makes sense to read GamingOnLinux to get news about games on Linux, just like it makes sense to go to a shop to buy groceries. And to buy Aspyr games, because that is the quality product. You know, the organic stuff. Yeah, I am a romantic. :)

The Dark Descent of Frictional Games: Part Two
2 November 2014 at 8:44 pm UTC

I very much agree that Penumbra games are quite a bit more immersive exactly because they feel real. The places you visit in the game seem natural somehow. Like some place you have actually been to, something that has been used by actual people. It makes you wonder what actually happen to the place.

Whereas in Amnesia you find yourself in a fantasy world where everything is possible. And where everything is possible, is there really anything you wound not expect? Does not make it for a lesser experience in itself, but it becomes more of a fictional story. Like Dracula and Frankenstein -- scary and fascinating, but not real.

As for A Machine for Pigs, I would not consider it such a bad game, as many people describe it. Sure, it is average in every possible aspect, but admit it - could be worse. The one real complaint I have about it is visibility. It is so hazy and low contrast that I had trouble seeing anything even when playing in the dark. By the time I was finished, my eyes were sore from squinting all the time trying to figure out what I was looking at.

Anyway, I am happy I can play all of these games on Linux, and discuss them here with you guys.:)

LGSO - Organize Your Game Saves
16 October 2014 at 10:09 am UTC

This is a great idea. Although quite maintenance-intensive, and not unique to games. Not all "normal" Linux applications respect the standard either.

Although the most annoying ones for me are those that just drop stuff into my home directory without even hiding it. Can probably be "solved" with some pre- post- scripts. Something like:

ln -s ~/.local/share/games/evilgame ~/evilgame;; rm ~/evilgame

We are not done yet
7 October 2014 at 5:47 pm UTC Likes: 2

Liam, I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate the work you have done so far, and wish you best of luck with whatever you come up next.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Linux Beta Due Soon! (UPDATED)
22 September 2014 at 9:11 pm UTC

Yes! The binaries are there. Seriously.

The Skullgirls Promised Linux Port Seems Iffy Again (UPDATED)
11 September 2014 at 9:16 pm UTC

Quoting: camocelticI just can't see why they need someone to VOLUNTEER for this. They asked for $150k in the Indiegogo campaign, got over $800k, yet still can't afford to pay for someone to port the game. They massively overshot the goal of making a DLC character, so they spent it on making 5, but why did they not allocate any of it to paying someone to bring it to Linux?

Because some people will never admit a mistake, but will drag it for as long as possible, until all the facts and promises are lost in obscurity, bad excuses, and pure fiction. Oh, I have seen it before. Not as rare as one might wish.

A Look At July's IndieBox With Forced, Plus Key Giveaway
7 August 2014 at 11:03 am UTC

Well, I like it because they are Linux-friendly, and support indie developers in the cut-throat saturated marked. The only way to survive is to be different, and this may be it. Even though I am not a strong believer in the future of physical game distribution. A cautious, slightly pessimistic love, I guess. :)

Just A Friendly Reminder: Don't Buy A Game Until It Is Officially On Linux
24 June 2014 at 1:26 pm UTC

I really feel that Linux porters are at an unfair disadvantage. They only get paid if and when very specific conditions are met. Like what if I buy a game on one of the many resellers (physical or online shops) and activate it on Steam? I am pretty sure they do not see a single penny of that.